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James Ingram dies at 66, stars react on social media

The velvet voice of James Ingram was silenced on Tuesday when the Grammy-winning soul singer died at the age of 66.

Ingram, who suffered from brain cancer, is long-recognized for his adult contemporary hits, including his 1982 smash duet with Patti Austin, “Baby, Come to Me,” and mid-’80s duet with Linda Ronstadt on “Somewhere Out There,” from the animated movie, “An American Tail.”

The singer-songwriter-record producer last visited Atlanta in 2013 as part of an all-star concert tribute to Quincy Jones. 

The legendary Jones called Ingram “my baby brother” on a Twitter posting shortly after the news was announced on Wednesday.

Other celebrities shared their condolences on social media as well. 

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